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Honors & Awards

Mark Paulda Achievements

 

 

Awards and Honors:

 

National Geographic:  World in Focus

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Semi-finalist

 

Grammy Awards:  Finalist (Album Packaging/Art)

 

Travel Photographer of the Year:  Commended 

 

Photographer to First Lady Laura Bush

 

International Master’s Cup for Color Photography:  Honor of Distinction

 

Venice International Photography :  Honor of Distinction

 

London Photographic Society:  Honor of Distinction

 

Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards:  Honor of Distinction 

 

Black and White Spider Photography Awards:  Honor of Distinction 

 

World’s Top 100 Photographers : Light & Composition Magazine

 

 

 

Exhibitions:

 

International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography:  Center for Fine Art Photography, NYC

 

Fine Art of Photography Exhibition:  Denver

 

Artists Showcase:  Center for Fine Art Photography,  Colorado

 

Eyes on Bhutan Exhibit:  Centennial Museum, University of Texas, El Paso

 

Walter Mill Gallery Exhibit:  Southampton, NY

 

London Photography Association

 

London Photography Festival

London Photo Gallery

 

The Bridge at London Bridge

 

El Paso Museum of Art

 

Hal Marcus Gallery:  El Paso, Texas

 

 

 

 

Books :

 

“Celebrating El Paso”: TCU Press

 

“El Paso 120”:  TCU Press

 

“Bhutan of the Border”:  Texas Western Press

 

“A Warm El Paso Welcome” : Commissioned for Laura Bush

 

“El Paso Welcomes Minister Sun Jiazheng” : Commissioned for Chinese Minister of Culture Sun Jiazheng

 

 “London Reflections”: Ollie Media

 

“Sí El Paso” (2019):  TCU Press

 

 

Collaborative Books:

 

“Mountain”:  Rizolli Publishing (NYC/London)

 

“London Walks”:  Virgin Media

 

“Reflections of Lake Lenore”:  Western Reflections Publishing               

 

“The Gentleman Wayfarer Journal” series: Ollie Media

 

 

Photography Commercial Placements:

 

MTV

 

Time Magazine

 

House Beautiful

 

Travel & Leisure

 

Billboard Magazine

 

ABC ( Australian Broadcasting Corp.)

 

Digital Photography Magazine

 

Conde Nast Traveler

 

Lonely Planet

 

ISO 1200 Magazine

 

San Antonio Express-News

 

The Guardian

 

Metro News (London)

 

The Art Sprinter

 

Brides Magazine

 

Groupon Merchandising (France)

 

HuffPost (Italy)

 

Welt (Germany)

 

 

Projects Around The World:

 

“Journey of the Berbers in Morocco”:  Sept./Oct. 2013

Mark followed a nomadic Berber tribe as they made their seasonal 120 mile trek from the High Atlas Mountains into the Sahara Desert capturing their unique story with still photography, and motion video. Given unique insider access to one of the last nomadic Berber tribes, a photographic book, exhibition, and a short documentary film will result.

 

“Bhutan Through Bhutanese Eyes”:  June/July 2015

After teaching a select group of Bhutanese natives the art of photography, their images were displayed throughout the world in exhibitions.

 

 

“Bali Through Balinese Eyes”:  2015-present

One on one photography mentorship program with Gede Arya Danu Palguna of Penempaham Village, Bali. Mark taught the art of photography to Gede, provided the necessary equipment, and continues to provide guidance, assisting  in Gede’s goal to help preserve Balinese culture and tell the genuine story of Bali, both in Indonesia and around the world. Gede’s photographs have been featured on several Balinese magazine covers, have been in exhibitions, and his videos have now become the official videos for and are used extensively by the Indonesian Consulate.

 

 

Movies:

 

“Restless Spirit”:  2021 (post-production)

 

A full feature documentary about the pursuit of dreams of creative artists (musicians and photographers) from around the world; focusing on the passion of their work, the obstacles they’ve had to endure and overcome,  their giving back and helping others, and their unique vision.